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Tachiai (立合い)

Yesterday, I previewed the rikishi who had something to fight for on the last day. How did they do?<p><b>Hakuho</b>: never a doubt! How did he ever lose to</b> …

Japan

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by …

Environment

Outdoor private #onsen bath is nothing short of Japanese heaven @zaborinryokan #zen #ryokan #luxury #nature https://t.co/qTaikGFzE0

Hand-Colored Photographs from 19th Century Japan: 110 Images Capture the Waning Days of Traditional Japanese Society

What we euphemistically refer to as the “Opening of Japan” catalyzed a period of seismic upheaval for the proud formerly closed country. Between the …

Japan

Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains

While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and figurative foundations for stunning new contemporary additions, insertions, and renovations.<p>Ruins have long been romanticized, praised, and studied; they attest to what once …

Interior Design

Kyoto residents now complain about hordes of overseas tourists:The Asahi Shimbun

KYOTO--Endless crowds, unknown neighbors and unruly behavior have drained many residents here of their sense of “omotenashi” (hospitality).<p>They now …

Too pretty for his own good? Sargent: The Watercolours, Dulwich Picture Gallery, review

The “Van Dyck of our times”: that was how Rodin described the high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Although he lived through Modernism, Sargent remained unaffected by it – channelling, instead, the glamour of great art from the past. During his career, he produced more than 800 …

Art

You can now download 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints online

The Library of Congress is making fascinating art like Katsushika Hokusai’s more accessible to the public<p>The United States’ national library have made 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints available to download in an effort to make art accessible to the public.<p>The prints include the work of Katsushika …

You too can cook washoku / Futomaki can be filled with anything

In the United States, “sushi burrito” shops are often seen at food courts. They sell a kind of evolved version of futomaki thick sushi rolls.<p>You can …

82-year-old DJ puts unique spin on Tokyo's club scene

Sumiko Iwamuro knows a thing or two about juggling work.<p>She spends her days behind the counter at a family-run specialty <i>gyoza</i> restaurant and one or …

Tokyo Cheapo

Cheapo Weekend: Golden Week Edition Part 1<p>Lots of fun and free events on for the Golden Week holiday!<p>Get The Free Tokyo Cheapo eBook Guide and Cheapo …

Madame Paul Poirson, John Singer Sargent 1885, Detroit Institute of Arts. The painting was made in lieu of rent on Sargent's studio. https://t.co/cIHMu0pEdg

Tonkotsu ramen’s international popularity inspires innovations

FUKUOKA — If you want to talk about Fukuoka Prefecture’s specialty dish, it has to be tonkotsu ramen. It is believed the ramen originated in a stall …

Guggenheim Makes Over 200 Art Books Free To Download, Including Picasso & More

Composite image by DesignTAXI. From left to right, images via Kandinsky in Paris, Roy Lichtenstein, Picasso and the war years, 1937-1945<p><b>You can now</b> …

Early summer toast

Geiko and maiko entertain customers on a terrace that opened Monday beside the Kamogawa river in Kyoto. Diners can enjoy a cool evening breeze while …

Japan's traditional blues for bright and cheery kids

‘It’s stinky!” shouts my 4-year-old daughter, jumping up and down with an expression of pure glee on her face. The object of her fascination is a …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for Easter lamb

Traditional roast lamb has its place, but try something new this Easter by looking to China, north Africa and Thailand for inspiration<p>Lamb, for all its associations with anchovy, rosemary, garlic and the Easter weekend, is a wonderfully non-denominational meat. As much as I thought I was going to …

Recipes

Folk toys to bring good luck: Traditional hariko technique creates distinctive, tasteful charms

Traditional hand-crafted hariko dolls are made by pasting pieces of paper in layers to make shapes. With their rounded forms, warm tactility and …

"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend." ― John Singer Sargent (died April 15, 1925) Self-portrait, 1906. https://t.co/ETeGPPxwWK

I'll miss the Tokyo subway how to be polite signs https://t.co/PkEuIiRsji

At 104, Toko Shinoda talks about a life in art

The only living Japanese on a postage stamp, 104-year-old Toko Shinoda reflects on a lifetime devoted to art.The post At 104, Toko Shinoda talks …

The Bird-Based Color System that Eventually Became Pantone

WASHINGTON, DC — An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems. Published by Smithsonian ornithologist …

How we got rid of silverfish

For years we've had silverfish darting around our guest bathroom. I bought some silverfish traps (little cardboard boxes with sticky goo to ensnare …

Flickr

Short, sweet and to the point: the one-line retort

"Kankei nai" is the ultimate brush-off, meaning "Nothing to do with me."The post Short, sweet and to the point: the one-line retort appeared first on …

The Androgynous 'Third Gender' Of 17th-Century Japan

From the 17th to 19th centuries, gender could be neither binary nor biological.<p>Generation Z refers to individuals born during the mid-1990s and early ‘00s often billed as the generation most likely to fully embrace gender fluidity. According to one report, around 56 percent of teens ages 13 to 20 …

Gender

Farm Stay In Shizuoka - Enjoy Local Hospitality And Beautiful Sights

Less than an hour from Tokyo, <b>Shizuoka Prefecture</b> has always been a popular tourist retreat with its emerald green tea fields, the iconic Mount Fuji …

Japan